ERIC Number: ED118053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Student Consumerism: Caveat Emptor Reexamined.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
Participation of postsecondary institutions in student consumerism occurs largely because of the broader problem of external pressures on all postsecondary institutions requiring institutional responses. A major source of pressure comes from government regulations for federal student-based aid programs, especially loan programs. These regulations not only determine how the loan programs are administered but also shape internal administrative procedures affecting student-institutional relationships. Pressure also comes from students who seek to influence campus politics and programs and from student-initiated law suits that charge institutions with failing to meet their educational commitments. New institutional and organizational initiatives that attempt to provide more complete information for students may heighten consumer awareness throughout postsecondary education, creating a more favorable climate in which students can make sound decisions about their education. This activity is implemented by federal efforts on behalf of consumers that result from the government's concern in the awarding of guaranteed loans and in fulfilling their legislative mandates. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Protection, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools, State Programs
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.40)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.